The IPPC mission is to be one of the leading research and extension organizations nationally and internationally in integrated pest and production management (IPPM) systems.
Our goals are to improve agricultural sustainability and food security in Oregon, the Pacific Northwest and beyond by developing and delivering state-of-the-science IPPM systems in collaboration with our stakeholders.
Nationally, we will contribute towards meeting the goals of the US National Roadmap for IPM; internationally we will assist in meeting three of the eight UN Millennium Development Goals, the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, the establishment of environmental sustainability and the creation of a global partnership for development.
The IPPC has established a core facility that continues to deliver certification programs for pesticide applicators and which develops and delivers tools, services, research and education programs that enable IPM adoption.
Our programs enhance national and international biosecurity through the deployment of pest risk assessment tools, and through the development of environmental and human health risk assessment procedures and analyses. They also enhance national and international biosafety through the development of advanced GM crop risk assessment tools for potential environmental impacts.
We have established and maintained communication networks within and among IPM stakeholders in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, channeled significant resources beyond IPPC that enable targeted research and outreach priorities to be addressed at OSU, and we have created participatory research programs with producers in Oregon, to enable more sustainable production practices.
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The Integrated Plant Protection Center (IPPC) was formed in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU) in 1967, and has been conducting research and outreach in a state, national and international setting ever since.
The IPPC provides a home for the State IPM Coordinator, who works with the USDA CSREES, the federal partner of the Land Grant Universities in the USA, to implement integrated pest management (IPM) practices wherever these are needed. This program of implementation is guided by the National Roadmap for IPM, which has established goals for delivering economically sustainable pest management with lower costs to human health and to the environment in the USA. To help us in this process, the USDA has established four regional IPM Centers, and the IPPC works closely with the Western IPM Center based at University of California, Davis.
The IPPC leads and coordinates a number of multi-investigator, multi-state research and outreach programs, but it is only one element of the broader IPM program at OSU. Follow the links on this site to locate the wide array of IPM related activity at OSU and the IPM programs of our state and regional partners. IPPC is also engaged in a number of international programs, including publication of IPMnet NEWS. Please save our homepage as a bookmark or ‘favorite’ to keep abreast of new developments.
This web site was established in June 2006, and the information and services that it provides access to will be expanding in the coming years. We appreciate your patience while this process of development is underway.